HP Recovery Partition, a part of your disk, offered by HP manufacturer, contains factory system state information. You can use it to restore the Windows operating system on HP computer to its original status. In general, the drive letter of HP Recovery Partition is D; and there are few chances that its drive letter is E. In a few cases, it will not be listed in File Explorer as it has been set as a hidden partition.
The reasons for copying HP Recovery Partition to new hard drive
Usually, you copy HP Recovery Partition to new hard drive out of the following two motivations:
Save local disk space: You might encounter the situation that your disk is out of space and you don’t want to replace your disk with a larger one. In such a case, you can clone HP Recovery Partition to new SSD or HDD drive and delete the original recovery partition on local disk, thus you can free up disk space and keep HP Recovery Partition.
Protect HP Recovery Partition: It is possible that your HP computer crashes due to some accidents like virus infection, hacker attack or hardware failure, etc. At this time, HP Recovery partition might be damaged also and is unable to be used. If you have cloned it to a new hard drive or USB flash drive previously, you are able to restore HP computer to factory status using HP Recovery Partition.
Six steps to clone HP Recovery Partition
To complete HP Recovery partition copy effectively and securely, you can turn to powerful and professional third-party partition copy software – AOMEI Partition Assistant Standard. With strong technology support, it is able to help you not only to copy HP Recovery partition to SSD, HDD, or USB but also to copy data partition or clone C drive to a new SSD or HDD. With the user-friendly design of the interface, AOMEI Partition Assistant is easy to handle even for a green hand.
Now, free download the tool and refer to the detailed steps about how to clone HP partition recovery to a new drive.
At first. you need to pay attention to the following things:
The destination space should be larger than or equal to the used space on HP Recovery Partition.
The destination space has to be a block of unallocated space. If there is no unallocated space, you can shrink partition or delete partition to get unallocated space.
Then, connect the new hard drive or USB to your working computer, install the partition copy tool and follow the steps given below (Take cloning HP Recovery Partition to a new hard drive in Windows 10 for an example).
Step 1. Run AOMEI Partition Assistant. In the main interface, locate HP Recovery Partition, right-click the target partition in the main windows, and select “Clone Partition”.
Step 2. In this pop-up window, choose one way to copy recovery partition to new hard drive and click “Next”. Here the first way is recommended.
✍ Two ways to copy partition: “Clone Partition Quickly” – only used space on recovery partition will be copied to the new hard drive. The destination space can be smaller than the recovery partition but has to be not smaller than the used space on recovery partition.
“Sector-by-Sector Clone”– all sectors on recovery partition will be copied. The destination space has to be larger than or equal to recovery partition. This way spends more time than the first way.
Step 3. Select an unallocated partition as the destination space. Then, click on “Next” button.
Step 4. In this window, you can adjust partition size via dragging slid bar based on your own demand and specify the drive letter of the partition. Then, click “Finish”.
Step 5. In this window, you can adjust partition size via dragging slid bar based on your own demand and specify the drive letter of the partition. Then, click “Finish”.
Step 6. Here you return to the main interface. Review the operation and click “Apply”> “Proceed” to perform it.
Note: This way can not only be used to clone HP Recovery Partition but also to copy Dell or Lenovo Recovery Partition.
Obviously, AOMEI Partition Assistant Standard is able to copy HP Recovery Partition to new hard drive or other storage devices simply. In fact, it is featured with many other helpful functions as well. For instance, it is able to help you to replace HDD with SSD on desktop or laptop without reinstalling Windows and other applications via Disk Clone Wizard. If you want to recover deleted HP recovery or convert dynamic disk into basic without losing data, you can upgrade it to Professional version.